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Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny

St Mary's Cathedral | James St, Kilkenny R95 TE8A, Ireland
+353 56 770 3885
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (13 reviews)
“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
Closes in 9 min
Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, European, Healthy, Soups, Irish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
LOCATION
St Mary's Cathedral | James St, Kilkenny R95 TE8A, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 28 reviews

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Just walking around and feeling like a nice chicken salad this place was great. Rather unusual down the stairs but really nice. The salad and chicken was fantastic just perfect for a light lunch I also had to try the banana bread and it was...More

Thank Globetrotter201026
MatthewW3632, Owner at Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We believe freshly made food is always best and we prepare and bake everything ourselves. We feel it makes the difference and it is lovely to hear that our customers enjoy it. We look forward to welcoming you back

Reviewed 10 October 2018

We had a lovely breakfast - nothing really special, but quiet and the food is reasonable and good (and quick).

Thank TinaBerr
MatthewW3632, Owner at Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Hi Tina Glad you enjoyed your breakfast. Thank you for the review

Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

I visit regularly for midweek coffee or lunch with friends. Ideally located a few mins away from the hustle and bustle of town. Coffees are strong, soup is fresh and flavoursome and rarely is there a delay in service. Always a great experience.

Thank Angeld62
MatthewW3632, Owner at Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hi Angela, Thank you for your kind words and for your repeat custom both are very much appreciated

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent service.... so nice waiters!! Great food at good prices. We come here very often to have lunch and rest

Thank Blanca G
Matthew W, Owner at Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thank you for the kind words. Good coffee is a must for a cafe 😆

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

A little hard to find in the basement of St Mary’s Cathedral. Excellent coffees and sandwiches with generous portions. Lovely salads and soup was great too with swift friendly service. Recommended.

Thank Cloud554
Matthew W, Owner at Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you took the time to find us!

Reviewed 9 July 2018

If not for tripadvisor we probably would not have found this place. Tucked away in back of St. Mary's Cathedral this restaurant was a true delight for lunch and our introduction to Kilkenny. The food had that home-made quality and the cafe was frequented by...More

Thank Ronald2211
Matthew W, Owner at Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We do get a great mix of people in and are lucky to call a lot of the regulars. We hope you enjoyed your time in kilkenny

Reviewed 9 July 2018

A lovely little cafe in beautiful St. Mary's, we stopped in for lunch based on Trip Advisor reviews and were glad we chose it. I like to visit a place with some history. The food tasted like mom cooked it, the portions were large, and...More

Thank onthemove22
Matthew W, Owner at Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted you liked the place and more importantly our food. We are only too happy to share the sights of our beautiful city with its visitors

Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

I love th food here but have to say the service is poor. I sat waiting at my table while people came in up to the counter a d were served ahead of me. 8v been hete many times and the ordering us freat when...More

Thank theresasJ1316RE
Matthew W, Owner at Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Hi Theresa, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you had to wait for your food but we do our best to serve people as quickly as we can. With regard to me being cranky I will do my best to work on that....More

Reviewed 22 June 2018

This charming cafe beneath St Mary's Cathedral is a super spot for morning coffee, or a bite of lunch. Staff are friendly, food is fresh and tasty. Portions are on the generous side (particularly cakes/ bakes) so either go hungry or share!

Thank Angeld62
Matthew W, Owner at Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

Thank you fir your kind words. We do like to be generous with our portions 😀

Reviewed 1 June 2018

We visited the Cathedral Cafe on May 18th and received a warm welcome from the owner, Matthew. The cafe is light, airy and relaxing and the food was very tasty. An ideal place to stop when visiting Kilkenny, as there is so much to see....More

Thank Rita L
Matthew W, Owner at Cathedral Cafe Kilkenny, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Hello Rita, Thank you for your kind words and I hope you and your husband enjoyed the rest of your trip. I hope I was right about the church 😀

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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    Service
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 11
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Mary's Cathedral | James St, Kilkenny R95 TE8A, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 770 3885
  • E-mail
Description
Sample a slice of serenity in medieval Kilkenny.Relax in the beautifully restored Chapter House built in the 19th century and situated on the grounds of St Mary's Cathedral. We offer a range of items for Breakfast and Lunch along with fresh soups, home made bread, scones, cakes, snacks. Or just relax with an Illy coffee or tea as you plan you tour of our historic city. Open 9-5 Monday to Friday. Saturday 10am-4pm Ask Matthew for some tips or advice on where to visit
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